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Imperial War Museum North

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Address: Trafford Wharf Road, Stretford, Trafford M17 1TZ, England
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part...

Fascinating presentation of the impact of conflict on people's lives. Part of Imperial War Museums

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Visited yesterday with 2 young children. Eldest has been learning about war at school so asked to go. He loved it. It's set out well so easy to follow by a time line. Some good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited yesterday with 2 young children. Eldest has been learning about war at school so asked to go. He loved it. It's set out well so easy to follow by a time line. Some good displays which held their interest while we read and explained what it was all about. Shop at the entrance/exit was some. Some nice items and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited here last Sunday. Having lived in Manchester my whole life I couldn't believe that it took me so long to visit here! Architecturally it's an amazing building! The main exhibition hall is fascinating with the timeline around the space starting from WW1. There is plenty to see with lots of very emotive stories great for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used to be able to travel up the shared for free but now there is a charge. Love theBIG PICTURE SHOW - an hourly activity that transforms the entire gallery space into 360 views / sounds / images of war Access was outstanding with a sign language interpreter projected on the wall. Did a charity zip wire back in 2012... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has got lots history. I am going to bring my children next time. We learned lot by being here.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing, it's packed with so much information of the war and other historical events. As someone who didn't know that much about WW1 I can honestly say I've walked out having learnt something. Considering it's free, this place is great, and not only does it teach young children about Britain's history, it also teaches adults more about... More 

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Windermere
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty to look at here for all ages. Well set out and lovely informative staff. There is no entry fee but donations are always greatly received. We spent an hour or so here which was plenty to see and have a read of most things. Disabled friendly and suitable for all ages.

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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have at least 3 hours while in Manchester this is a must see. This museum is free and worth seeing. When taking the self guided tour always make sure the wall in on your left and follow the tour in that direction. This modern museum is laid out very well with lots to view and lots to read.... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took tram to MediaCity stop, and walked across a pedestrian bridge. Got there at opening (10am), and it was COLD inside. Stayed 2 freezing hours--Ridiculous! But, it was interesting...not close to the London branch in terms of its scope. Free, with donation.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's lots to like about this museum - modern design on the outside and down wonderful, historic exhibitions on the inside. Allow a couple of hours. Definitely worth seeing when in Manchester.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The personal artifacts on display are very moving. This is a compact museum yet manages to hold your attention and engage with you. Thoroughly recommended.

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